Swansea is a coastal city and county in Wales. Situated on the sandy South West Wales coast, the county area includes the Gower Peninsula and the Lliw uplands. Swansea had a population of 169,880 in 2001 and is the second most populous city in Wales after Cardiff and the third most populous county in Wales after Cardiff and Rhondda Cynon Taf. During its 19th century industrial heyday, Swansea was one of the key centres of the world copper industry, earning the nickname 'Copperopolis’.
Swansea serviced offices are located in the heart of Swansea city centre, close to many shops, the marina and an abundance of the city's best restaurants and hotels. All serviced offices in Swansea are located close to Swansea train station which provides direct links to London Paddington and is only a short distance from the M4 motorway.
Tenants with access to serviced offices in Swansea have some of the best transport links in Wales. Overground services, buses and airports are all close-by, ensuring that you are well connected when it comes to travelling to and from your serviced offices in Swansea.
The M4 motorway crosses though Swansea (junctions 44 to 47 inclusive). The A48 passes through the north of the city centre, through Llansamlet and past Morriston. The A48 and the M4 connect Swansea with other towns and cities including Port Talbot, Bridgend, Cardiff, Bristol and London to the east and Llanelli and Cross Hands to the west. The A483 passes though the city centre, providing a link to the Heads of Valleys Road to the west.
Swansea Airport is a minor aerodrome situated in the Gower providing recreational flights only. Swansea is served by Cardiff Airport, 44 miles (71 km) east, in the Vale of Glamorgan, which provides scheduled domestic and international flights. It is approximately 40 minutes away by road or 70 minutes by rail.
Pembrey Airport, 17 miles (27 km) to the west offers charter flights to a few European destinations.
Swansea railway station is located 10 minutes from Swansea bus station by foot. Services calling at Swansea operate to Llanelli, Carmarthen, Milford Haven and Haverfordwest to the west, Shrewsbury to the north, and Cardiff Central (for connections to England and beyond), Newport and London Paddington to the east. There are also suburban stations in Gowerton, Llansamlet and in Pontarddulais which are served by Arriva Trains Wales.
Serviced offices in Swansea are served by bus routes operated predominately by First Cymru and Veolia Transport Cymru, originating from Swansea bus station. First operates the Swansea Metro, a road-based FTR rapid transit bus route, introduced between Morriston Hospital and Singleton Hospital in 2009, and a shuttle bus (Service 100) to Cardiff Central bus station calling at Bridgend Designer Outlet.
Veolia operates the rural services around the Gower Peninsula and the Lliw Valley branded Gower Explorer and Lliw Link respectively. Swansea is on the X40 Cardiff to Aberystwyth TrawsCambria bus route connecting the west and south of Wales. National Express serves Swansea operating eastbound to Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, London, Birmingham, Cardiff and Bristol, and westbound to Llanelli, Carmarthen and Haverfordwest.